Position: 2nd Trombone
Occupation: Professor of Computer Engineering
Trombone: Yamaha YSL-882O Bb tenor with F attachment
Groups: Festival City Winds ('11-'14), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music Big Band ('14-'15), Ritchie Trombone Choir ('15 to present)
Teachers: Eila Peterson, Jeremy Berkman, Rod Murray, Craig Brenan
Influences:(some names from a growing list of favourites) Kid Ory, Bob Havens, Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Michael Dease, Steve Davis, Wycliffe Gordon, John Fedchock
Bio:I took piano lessons for about a year when I was 9, and a few folk music guitar lessons when I was 12. Then no musical training for 40 years. In January 2011 I let my wife convince me to take beginner trombone lessons with the Festival City Winds, and I haven't looked back ever since.